Horse Health Matters®

Different Horses, Different Personalities: How I've Worked With …

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 18, 2017 15:12

Every horse is different, not only in structure and physical characteristics but also in personality. With a timid horse you need to be supportive, and …

5 Equine Dental Care Activities for the Horse Owner

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:58

Checking your horse's mouth during daily once-overs can catch problems before they affect your horse's ability to eat. Learn how to go about checking your horse …

First Aid

Four Ways to Take Your Horse's Pulse

EquiMed Staff

Four Ways to Take Your Horse's Pulse

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 16:59

Finding a horse's pulse and determining the heart rate can be difficult, even for professionals. Read about the four ways you can determine your horse's heart …

Fitness And Conditioning

Trail Riding Conditioning for Horse and Rider

Katie Navarra

Trail Riding Conditioning for Horse and Rider

by Katie Navarra

April 15, 2017 13:52

Learn about the importance of conditioning for both horse and rider in preparing for trail rides whether they be purely recreational, a break from training, or …

Tip of the Day

The generation interval (average time between generations) of horses is 9-11 years. A master breeder needs multiple generations to create a pool of stock that reliably exhibits a particular characteristic.

Horse Thoughts For the New Horse Owner: Part Two of Two

by Miriam Rieck

April 23, 2017 16:29

Thinking about getting a horse. Author Miriam Reich continues her sage advice based on her experiences and what she learned …

Healthy Barn

Barn and Stable Ventilation

Flossie Sellers

Barn and Stable Ventilation

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:32

Learn about the 5 ways you can improve air quality for your horse and how good ventilation makes your barn a healthy place for your horse and you …

Healthy Barn

The Top 5 Non-human Companions for Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

The Top 5 Non-human Companions for Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 28, 2017 12:58

Learn why your horse needs companionship and which animals make good non-human buddies to help keep your horse occupied and comfortable when you cannot be there …

Hoof Care

Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

EquiMed Staff

Horse Hoof Diseases and Conditons

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:22

Top-10 hoof diseases and conditions that you should understand. The more you know about hoof diseases and conditions, the better you can care for your horse's …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Putting to

Attaching a harnessed horse to a vehicle.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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